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FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference
FUTURE NOW MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE
May 27-29, 2020
FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference is the first conference of its kind, bringing unprecedented access and opportunity for leaders on the forefront of the industry and top college and graduate students to connect, learn, and grow together! The industry’s most influential leaders, s...

Sixth World  Conference on Media and Mass Communication
SIXTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON MEDIA AND MASS COMMUNICATION
May 28-30, 2020
The MEDCOM 2020 conference theme, Communication and Cultural Change, aims to provide a platform for academics, independent researchers, artists, and activists to share their collective wisdom on the implications, opportunities and challenges of communication in an interconnected world. We encourage ...

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EVENTS

FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference
FUTURE NOW MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE
May 27-29, 2020
FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference is the first conference of its kind, bringing unprecedented access and opportunity for leaders on the forefront of the industry and top college and graduate students to connect, learn, and grow together! The industry’s most influential leaders, s...

Sixth World  Conference on Media and Mass Communication
SIXTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON MEDIA AND MASS COMMUNICATION
May 28-30, 2020
The MEDCOM 2020 conference theme, Communication and Cultural Change, aims to provide a platform for academics, independent researchers, artists, and activists to share their collective wisdom on the implications, opportunities and challenges of communication in an interconnected world. We encourage ...